This is a green smoothie that I promise you’ll enjoy drinking. So many of us are put off at the thought of drinking blitzed leafy greens but if you can get passed the colour this is really something to give you a real energy boost in the morning.
I have one of these most mornings and it keeps me full until lunchtime. I’ve adapted my smoothie recipe from my favourite neighbourhood paleo restaurant in New York called Hu Kitchen. When I’m in the city I am in queuing for one of these in the mornings.
My version is slightly different (I don’t have kiwi in mine – they do) but this juice is a nutritional powerhouse. It includes an array of nutritional and health benefits including Vitamin C and K which is found in kale, to the cashew nuts which promote good cardiovascular health and the bananas which are high in potassium.
Super healthy and super easy to make – try it out and let me know how you get on.
1. Put the cashew nuts and one glass of the coconut water in a blender (I use a Nutri Bullet) and blitz for 30 seconds to make a smooth paste (a cashew butter).
2. Next add all the kale and the second cup of coconut water and again blitz in the blender for 30 seconds.
3. Lastly add the chopped banana and the crushed ice and blitz again until smooth.
Spring is here, summer is on its way and we're all feeling a little better for walking home from work in the light. I don't know about you but I'm feeling in the mood for an energy boost.
I love Gill's green smoothie recipe here (especially as she ditches the kiwi - yuck!) and I confirm it does actually taste good! Coconut water is having a bit of a moment right now and its all with good reason; low in calories, naturally fat and cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas and super hydrating, this is your get up and go all sorted.
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